in 1628 for Mary, Dowager Countess of Home, Daughter of Lord
House is one of the Canongates most impressive town
houses. The impressive gateway has at its sides two towering
obelisks. It contained a beautiful terraced garden where
in 1707 some signatories to the Treaty of Union were added.)
Mary's daughter Margaret, (who became Countess of Moray),
inherited the property in 1643.
The house remained in the family until the mid-ninetheenth
East of this lies a high-gabled building with balcony, presumed
to be the original mansion of Lady Home as her insignia is
present above the central window.
The house, noted visitors such as Charles I and Oliver Cromwell
also hosted the wedding to the son of the Marquess of Argyle.
His hated rival, who was marched past the residence on his
way to trial. Upon seeing this the wedding party were said
to have spat on the poor fellow from the balcony.